Electeds, community leaders frustrated with city

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (l.) and state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (third l.) are joined by Willets Point supporters rallying against city raids in Willets Point. Photo by Christina Santucci

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (l.) and state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (third l.) are joined by Willets Point supporters rallying against city raids in Willets Point. Photo by Christina Santucci

I’m out sick today so don’t expect too much in the way of updates.  As promised here is Anna Gustafson’s full story on Sunday’s rally.

Willets raid sparks outrage

Queens electeds upset city closed 11 Iron Triangle businesses

State Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D−East Elmhurst) and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D−Jackson Heights) slammed city agencies for shutting down 11 Willets Point businesses the day before the Mets exhibition opener, saying the action violated the city’s agreement to help tenants move as a condition for approving the area’s massive redevelopment.

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And here’s my full story on CB 7’s meeting with EDC leaders on Monday night.

We want some relief: CB 7

Board wants city to give Flushing Airport to get Willets Pt. biz moves

A Community Board 7 committee left the College Point Corporate Park frustrated Monday night, telling city officials it is tired of making concessions to welcome more development to an area already oversaturated with city projects.

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